On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 10:08:30AM +0000, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> Mine's a PII 400, but I've only played it in two situations:
> * an ATI AIW Rage128 32MB (which includes hardware DVD)
> * an Nvidia 8MB card with a separate Zoran Hardware DVD card.
> It plays fine.
OK, we'll rule out the CPU as part of John's problem :)
> I'll be honest I havn't tried without hardware, I must do that and see what
> happens, it's pretty difficult for me to tell whether it's really using the
> cards and what difference it's making. I use Xine though, which was
> rumoured on the list as being best at taking advantage of hardware DVD.
It speeds up the display on NVidia; it also does motion compensation on
my GeForce2. MPlayer doesn't do the latter, but it's the player that plays
the most of my DVDs (and SG-1 episodes ;).
> I presume Ogle isn't actually an MP application or is it? In the end, you
> can shift the X server (not small) and other system requirements onto the
> other cpu, but you do still need one cpu capable of running the dvd player.
If it's based on one of the generic MPEG2 libraries, that might include
multi-threaded decoding. I know libmpeg3 has it (used it myself), and some
others should do, too.
> > libdvdcss 1.0.0, libdvdread 0.9.2?
> I at one stage googled across the elusive Captain CSS who moves from free host
> to free host righting wrongs, robbing from the rich to give to the poor etc.
> He also offers xine_d4d_plugin-0.2.6.tar.gz . This allows Xine to decrypt
> encrypted DVDs. It can play unencrypted ones anyway.
There are two plugins for Xine - and one relies on the libraries I
mentioned, while Captain CSS made a monolithic block of independent code.
Starting with Xine 0.9.3, I had more trouble than luck, random creashes
(and some easily reproducible crashes), and switched to MPlayer.
Ogle is where libdvdcss and libdvdread originate from, I think.
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